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Corey Hansford

Corey is currently a full-time staff writer for Lakers Nation. He is a passionate follower of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Cowboys and can usually be seen arguing the merits of Kobe Bryant or cursing the decisions of Jerry Jones. He is also a former producer and associate producer for Sirius XM Sports Radio. Follow him on twitter @TheeCoreyH

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This Week In Lakers History: West Sets Series Scoring Average Record

Jerry West is the logo of the NBA for a reason. He was one of the first true superstars of the NBA and one of the greatest players in the history of the league. West is also one of the league's most prolific scorers with a career average of 27 points per game, and 11 consecutive seasons of averaging at least 25 points. But great players step it up when the lights shine brightest and they didn't call West 'M ...

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Lakers Rumors: Team Was Never Offered More Than 2nd Rounder For Gasol

Over the last few years, Pau Gasol has been the consistent subject of trade rumors, having to sweat out the trade deadline every season. This past season was no different as many believed that Gasol would be moved for draft picks and salary cap relief. That turned out not to be the case and Gasol would go on to have a relatively successful year. But that almost didn't happen. According to the LA Times' Mike ...

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Lakers Nation Debate: Should The Lakers Trade Their First Round Pick?

Topic: The Lakers will have their first lottery pick since 2005. But if that pick falls outside of the top 5, should the Lakers trade the pick for other assets? Context: The Lakers just went through arguably their worst season in the history of the franchise. But if there was a year to be bad, this was it as this year's draft class is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. The Lakers have the si ...

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Lakers Nation Roundtable: Favorite Moment Of The 2013-14 Season

Wednesday night's victory over the San Antonio Spurs finally brought this tumultuous season to an end for the Los Angeles Lakers. The team lost an extraordinary amount of games due to injury, and limped towards the most losses in the history of the franchise. It was truly a season that everyone involved would like to forget. -- Lakers Nation Store Is Back! Check Out The Latest Gear! -- When a team goes 27-5 ...

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Former Laker Smush Parker Punches High Schooler During Pickup Game

Former Laker point guard Smush Parker finds himself in a bit of controversy. Last week, during a pickup basketball game at Basketball City at Pier 36, Parker punched high schooler Wolfgang Novogratz a 6'2, 185 pound star guard at Brooklyn's Poly Prep. According to PageSix.com, the incident was escalated due to some tough, physical play during the game: "Wolfie scored back-to-back baskets on Smush,” said my ...

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Paul George Talks About His Admiration For Kobe Since He Was A Child

As Kobe Bryant's career winds down, a new era of stars is starting to emerge in the NBA. Many of these stars have grown up watching Bryant and trying to be like him, the same way guys from Bryant's era watched Michael Jordan. One of the league's fastest rising stars is Indiana Pacers guard Paul George. George grew up right outside of Los Angeles, and has watched Bryant since he was a child. George told Blea ...

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Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Calls Pau Gasol A ‘Priority’ In Free Agency

Pau Gasol received a standing ovation during the Lakers final home game, not only because of everything he's done for the team, but also because many believed it was Gasol's final home game as a Laker. With Gasol becoming a free agent after this season and his well-publicized disputes with head coach Mike D'Antoni, many believe that Gasol will head to a contender in the off-season. -- Lakers Nation Store Is ...

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Lakers News: D’Antoni Disagrees With Team’s Pace Causing Injuries

Any chance of the Lakers surprising those who believed they would fall this year was done in by the insane amount of injuries the team suffered. As a whole, the Lakers missed 319 games due to injuries this season. When nearly everyone on the team misses time, it becomes more than just luck. Some have questioned whether coach Mike D'Antoni's preferred pace contributed to the team's injury issues. D'Antoni re ...

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Envisions Himself Playing Five More Years

Pau Gasol had something of a mixed year this season. Even though he dealt with some injury issues, as well as disagreements with head coach Mike D'Antoni, Gasol improved greatly on his numbers from last season and was the centerpiece of the offense. Now entering his mid-30s, many believe Gasol's best days are behind him, and that he will no longer be a top player in this league. However, Gasol believes he h ...

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Lakers News: Nick Young Clarifies His Comments About D’Antoni On TMZ

Nick Young is never at a loss for words, and has no problem saying whatever is on his mind at the moment. After last night's season finale against the San Antonio Spurs, Young was spotted with his girlfriend and rapper Iggy Azalea, by TMZ. Young was obviously focused on things other than basketball, but also made a quick comment about coach Mike D'Antoni. His comment led some to believe that Young was expec ...

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